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St. Stephen’s Head of School Dr. Jan Pullen cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of the new Falcon Field House.
Sarasota Thursday, Jun. 5, 2014 3 years ago


by: Jen Blanco Sports Editor

+ St. Stephens Falcons unveil new field house

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School unveiled its new Falcon Field House during an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony May 16.

The Field House is the final phase of the Moore Athletic Complex at Turner Fields. The roughly 7,000-square-foot Field House is home to a weight room, training room, whirlpool and hot tubs, a football locker room, boys and girls showers, coaches offices and a laundry room.

The Field House concludes the $5 million campaign that began fundraising and construction of the state-of-the-art athletic facility, Moore Athletic Complex at Turner Fields, which hosts football, track and field, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, softball, tennis and cheerleading events.

“The new Falcon Field House is the ‘icing on the cake’ to our new Moore Athletic Complex at Turner Fields,” Head of School Dr. Jan Pullen says. “Our student-athletes will be able to have great sports conditioning and care in this wonderful space. Thanks to the board and those in the St. Stephen’s community that made this latest facility a reality.”

+ Amateur championship coming to Sara Bay

Sara Bay Country Club will host the 85th Florida State Women’s Amateur Championship June 7 through June 11.

The event will begin with 36 holes of individual stroke playing June 7 and June 8. The 84-person field will be cut to 32, with round of 32 and round of 16 matches scheduled for June 9.

Quarterfinal and semifinal matches will be held June 10 with the championship 18-hole match slated for June 11.

A handful of players from Sarasota and Bradenton, including 2014 Pine View School graduate Kadi Pallastrone who won the FHSAA Class 3A Girls Golf Championship in October, will be competing.
Spectators are welcome.

+ Goodwill offers free yoga classes for veterans

Goodwill Manasota is partnering with Garden of the Heart Yoga Center’s Karma Yoga Program to offer free yoga and meditation sessions for veterans and their families.

Sessions will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday, at the Goodwill Community Room, 5150 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Participants should wear comfortable clothing. Mats and props will be provided.

The yoga classes began in February as a seven-week introductory class, but, due to demand, the classes will be ongoing.

Call 341-9781 for information.

Contact Jen Blanco at [email protected].


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